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The Fertility Show, Manchester Central, 24-25 March 2018


Biodigital Lives: Making, Consuming and Archiving the Lives of Technoscience

University of Sussex
Silverstone Building, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 9RG, UK
14 July 2009 - 8.30am-6.30pm

A workshop addressing issues of digital and biodigital life, lives and identities framed by biosciences, contemporary media and biopolitical cultures.

This workshop will examine diverse forms of mediation and informatics as they pertain to the lives of people, plants, animals, microbes, viruses and ecosystems entangled in global media, biopolitical institutions and bioeconomies.

Those attending the event should gain an improved understanding of:

  • how digital/life history and genetic genealogies intersect;

  • biomediation and biotechnological media in reading and writing lives;

  • biodigital memory, narration and identity;

  • genomic databases and biobanks as biographical resources;

  • techniques of writing, reading, editing and publishing the lives of species and populations;

  • life archives and life histories of humans and non-humans;

  • synthetic biology and bioinformatic communities from the perspective of biological literacy, design and participation;

  • genomes as digital/media artefacts;

  • genetics and genomics as/in life narratives and popular culture;

  • aesthetic encounters in biodigital life in sci-art, film, games and software.

If you would like to attend, contact Kate O'Riordan at or on +44 (0)1273 876 730.

Find out more about genetics in The Rough Guide to Genes and Cloning, coauthored by BioNews Contributing Editor Dr Jess Buxton (buy this book from Amazon UK or Amazon USA); and find out more about fertility/embryology regulation in Human Fertilisation and Embryology: Reproducing Regulation, coedited by BioNews Contributing Editor Dr Kirsty Horsey (buy this book from Amazon UK or Amazon USA).

Further details of this event are available on the University of Sussex website.

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